Don’t Quit – a Message from Dad
Feb24

Don’t Quit – a Message from Dad

by Gregory Tapler My son is at an age where he likes to (and actually can) play organized sports. We decided to move him towards basketball for a number of reasons and he seems to be enjoying it very much. He’s an only child and when he’s at home playing, he commentates his own games. He changes teams, players and keeps score. It’s really enjoyable as a father to listen to his creativity and spirit. When he plays, he has this...

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Dads, Sons and “The Talk”
Jan11

Dads, Sons and “The Talk”

Dad’s giving their sons “The Talk” are often moments of extreme discomfort and hilarity – here is one such case… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – One of the more interesting, and often humorous, rites of passage as a Dad is having the “talk” with their sons about “The Birds and the Bees”. Thankfully, the one I had with my son was so...

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Guest post: Why Don’t Men Seek Therapy? Masculinity
Jun20

Guest post: Why Don’t Men Seek Therapy? Masculinity

Guest post by Dr. Christopher Kilmartin – from Talking About Men’s Health – Part of an ongoing collaboration between the ManKind Project USA and the Men’s Health Network for Men’s Health Month. Scene one: an 8 year old child comes home from school and says, “The other kids are picking on me.” The parent responds with, “I’m so sorry, honey. Does it make you feel sad?” Scene two: another 8 year old child...

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ManKind Project Durango Helping Teens in High School
Jun02

ManKind Project Durango Helping Teens in High School

by Tim Birchard The MKP Durango Area Community in southwest Colorado recently collaborated with Durango School District 9R and other local organizations to host the 2nd Annual ‘Keys To High School Success’ conference for 8th grade boys transitioning to high school.The conference, a character development opportunity for more than 200 boys (up from 90 boys served last year), featured workshops focused on nurturing Responsibility,...

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Prodigal Father, Wayward Son – a Book by Sam & Gifford Keen
Apr16

Prodigal Father, Wayward Son – a Book by Sam & Gifford Keen

by Boysen Hodgson I read “Fire in the Belly” in my early 20’s. It was a powerful addition to my list of favorite personal development books, along with “The Book; on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are,””Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” “The Road Less Travelled,” and “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” Yes, I was a young man searching. Sam Keen’s powerful...

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From Dad’s Toolbox
Feb21

From Dad’s Toolbox

from the Lair of the Wildman There’s a wrong I’d like to right. The man I wronged is dead, so I am asking you to hear my truth in this regard. If it resonates, so be it, or, share your truth. I was 48 when I first heard of a Warrior Weekend and the idea that there were other men in the world that wondered . . . ‘is this it, is this what being a man is?’ was foreign to me. I was hungry for the company of men I...

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